Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Swing Into Spring! Day 1

Gosh, time flies when you are having fun! I can't believe we are ready to release a handful of new and beautiful stamp sets again courtesy of Flourishes!

As we kick off a few days of sneak peeks, we start with another amazing set from the talented Marcella Hawley!

Introducing......
I know this is just a teaser -- but honestly, I can't wait until you can see this whole set! These flowers are gorgeous and the sentiments that go with this set are just perfect add ons for all kinds of cards!

So, here is what I whipped up...

I used my Curved Rectangles Nestabilities, cut a piece and then stamped my violets on top. After I stamped, I used the die to mask the outer edges and sponged on some Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks. Afterward, I used Copic Markers to color it up. I used RV19, V06,V09, and V15 on the flower and FYG2,YG06 and G07 with a touch of E33 on the leaves.

You can also see that I stamped, colored and cut out a number of the leaves to pop it up a bit! Mat it up on some green paper edged with a gold leaf pen, mat again on some violet decorative paper and then add a ribbon slide tag punched from a Spellbinder's die. The sentiment and accent are also part of the set! Weave in some ribbon and.... done!

I can't wait to hop and see what the other DT members created with this sweet set!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Jan Marie Caruso
Sharon Doolittle

Here's what else is coming up this week!

  • Click on the Flourishes Newsletter for daily giveaways of the featured set!
  • Don't forget about the Swing Into Spring challenge! You could win all three new sets being released! Click HERE and scroll down to the end of the post to find out more!
  • Mark your calendars for our release party this Friday in the Flourishes Forum on SCS! We'll kick things off from 8 to 10 PM CST with games, giveaways and even more samples showcasing this month's sets!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you back here tomorrow!

25 comments:

denise g. said...

Sweet! Violets are so lovely and delicate and springy. You did a fab job coloring them and I especially like the distress inks around them. I am so glad I have the mega curved rectangle nesties. I needed to make some cards for my Mom to send and I used them on almost every one! Sometimes you're a very good Bad Influence!

NancyK said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the popped up pieces - a very nice touch!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a gorgeous card and such perfect cutting and coloring. Love everything about it. Mom

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

This one's a stunner, Julie! I can already tell I'm going to HAVE to get this set!

Crystal said...

A beautiful card, Julie! Love the colors , the popped up leaves and that set ... can't wait to see the whole thing !

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Julie. I really like how you shaded the back of the panel and raised up the flowers and leaves. Wonderful card.

Sewflake said...

Your work is always over the top! It all looks so realistic, I see I need lessons on leaf coloring, your look ready to pick!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Julie, this is so beautiful!!! Love the coloring and the colors. Beautifully done!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Well girl....it's 'whipped up' gorgeously! I love the delicate popped up flowers... and gorgeous shading!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

you "whipped" that up?! That would take me two days! LOL! It is sooooooooo lovely!

Ann said...

Love the violets! Mine are blooming this morning in my back yard.

Latisha said...

WOW! Love how you popped up the leaves and flowers. This is gorgeous!

Shirley said...

You certainly do it justice, Julie, and I am going to have to have this set too! Elegant and beautiful!

Cammie said...

Oh how beautiful! This set is going to have to be mine.

Kimberly Crawford said...

WHOA!!! That is gorgeous! Stunning coloring work!! STUNNING!!!!This set is my new favorite. Oh, its SO lovely!!! And the sentiments, that is what gets me-how do you choose which one to use? :)

Leslie Miller said...

Aren't these violets just wonderful? Oh, my gosh, your card is so beautiful! Love your gentle shading on the Nestie. This is just exquisite!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Julie! I so love what you have done with this. I love the coloring, the colors you chose and from what I have seen so far, this set ROCKS! I love the font on the sentiments!! Can't wait til tomorrow! Hugs,

Tink said...

Beautiful card!

Pegg S said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Another set to add to my wishlist!

Etha said...

oh wow these are sooo beautiful! with your layering, they almost seem to move!! so life-like :)

Paula Barin said...

Gorgeous!!! The flowers look so real, they really "pop" off the card.

Kay said...

WOW - you can sure "whip something up" like no other! Beeeutiful card, Julie! Hope you are well -- and that you have a blessed Easter!

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous!

Silke said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the popped up flower and leaves!!!

Debbie Lee said...

Pretty pretty violets!